Join the Wakefield Farmers Market, Saturday, September 11, from 9am to 1pm, with everything you’ll need to fill your fridge with lots of local deliciousness. The market will be full of freshly picked fruits, veggies, locally raised meats, out of this world fish, cheese, and specialty foods. This week we welcome fresh lobster and crab, plus a new twist on adult beverages. Fresh and local is where it’s at.
It looks like it will be a beautiful, late summer day and we plan on taking advantage of that, as we feature a number of local non-profit groups.
The Boys & Girl Scouts will be here! There’s always something fun on tap at their tent.
Wakefield Educational Foundation will be here with their 2021/2022 school year calendars.
Welcome my fellow artists from the Arts Collaborative of Wakefield. They will be here sharing information about being part of our next exhibit, SQUARES at the Albion Cultural Exchange in October. Stop by their table and meet a few of the artists, and see how you can be part of this fantastic visual art community.
Finally, we welcome our special guests of honor, the Wakefield Food Pantry. Thanks to their generous donation this year, helping to fund our SNAP match program, we can continue to help veterans, the elderly and young families in our community, who are currently experiencing food insecurities.
As always, have hula hoops, sidewalk chalk, and jump ropes on hand for kids of all ages. Thanks to the Wakefield Co-operative Bank for sponsoring our kids events this year.
The Magic of Yarrow and his awesome balloon sculpture.
Stop by the Market Manager tent, show you support for the market, and place your order for your very own Wakefield Farmers Market tee! A $25 donation gets you one of our awesome new 100% cotton tees that you can wear proudly, and fashionably too.
Now, here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the official list of week’s vendors! Produce: Brox Farm will have the most delicious cherry tomatoes and pita chips that put the supermarket brands to shame. Fay Mountain Farm will be here with an amazing selection of summer squash, peppers, greens and fruit. Farmer Dave’s will have lots of freshly harvested produce, along with the most gorgeous vegetable and flowering plants. Kelly’s Farm will have plenty of in-season produce of all kinds, including corn. It may be small, but it’s tasty. Microgreens & mushrooms are back with Neighbor’s Acre Farm, if you haven’t tried them, you are missing out. Flats Mentor Farm returns with their delicious Asian greens - the best onions around. Flats is a CASH ONLY vendor.
Cheese: West River Creamery will NOT be with us this week. They will return September 25. Pasture-raised Meats, Poultry, and Eggs: Lilac Hedge Farm will have all you need for locally raised meats, poultry, eggs and now, cheese! Fresh, local, yummy
Seafood: Roberto’s Seafood will have plenty of fresh seafood on hand. You can even pre-order and have it ready for you at the market. Call Roberto’s Seafood for details.
FMLobster will be joining us for the very first time, bringing us live lobstah and Jonah Crab.
Specialty Foods: Coutt’s Specialty Foods will NOT be with us this week. They will return on September 25. Habibi Gourmet Food (Mediterranean fare), has the very best authentic Egyptian and Lebanese food. Stop by our newest vendor tents, Drew’s Stews and see what they are cooking up to spice up your summer menus.
Baked Goods & Sweets: Goodies Homemade (the BEST Cookies). The Bread Shop and Roasted Granola, both return and our newest bread shop, Purple Carrot Bread Co. Check out the delicious carmel offerings, Secret Stash Sweets has on her table this week! Beverages: Aaronap Cellars (wine) are showcasing the best in Northeast wine making. Pour Man’s Coffee is here, too, with the BEST ice coffee and other beverages, plus treats to enjoy at the market. They also sell Fair Trade coffee beans from Dean’s Beans to take home. Welcome Simple Sips, fresh cocktail mix using surprisingly complimentary ingredients such as sweet pear puree, tart lemon juice and fragrant vanilla bean syrup. We sell five colorful flavors perfect with all your favorite liquors, or with soda water for a refreshing mocktail, or champagne for a high end mimosa. Simple Sips is the only locally made fresh cocktail mix on the market!
Artisans: Ash to Dust Insights is here with one of a kind woodburn art, Brass Castle Arts Books with their latest book release, EssBee Soaps natural, local, and lovely, E-Glassy Lady, beautiful glass creations. Johnnie Johnnie Goods, cutest leather earrings around - lightweight and stylish. Liza Vaughn Art will be here with her gorgeous resin coasters and home decor accessories. Sarah’s Originals with all her wonderful, handmade fabric creations. Vintage Vault & Co. is back, amazing scented soy candles, hand poured in vintage containers.
Pet Treats: Emmett’s Edibles, with healthy treats for your canine and feline friends. Want to help? Go to the Volunteer page on our website or stop by the Market Manager table to learn how. Many hands make a better market for all. We are always looking for setup (8-9am) and breakdown assistance (1pm-1:30pm).
The market offers SNAP/EBT and is matching SNAP purchases, $10 per visit, so that everyone can afford to get fresh and healthy foods at our market. Thank you to the Wakefield Food Pantry, for generously sponsoring the WFM Snap Match Program.
The Wakefield Farmers Market runs RAIN OR SHINE (except in dangerous weather, e.g. lightning or hurricane conditions). The market opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m. every Saturday through October 30, 2021. Please visit wakefieldfarmersmarket.org for a current listing of vendors, live music, and special events and to sign up for our email newsletter. You can also find us on Facebook and Instagram.
See you at the Market!